Software attacks, theft of intellectual property or sabotage are just some of the many information security risks that organizations face. And the consequences can be huge. Most organizations have controls in place to protect them, but how can we ensure those controls are enough? The international reference guidelines for assessing information security controls have just been updated to help.
For any organization, information is one of its most valuable assets and data breaches can cost heavily in terms of lost business and cleaning up the damage. Thus, controls in place need to be rigorous enough to protect it, and monitored regularly to keep up with changing risks.
Developed by ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC TS 27008, Information technology – Security techniques – Guidelines for the assessment of information security controls, provides guidance on assessing the controls in place to ensure they are fit for purpose, effective and efficient, and in line with company objectives.